What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is unwelcome verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct based on sex, or on gender stereotypes, that is:
• Implicitly or explicitly, a term or condition of employment or status in a course, program or activity; OR
• A basis for employment/educational decisions; OR
• Is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive to:
• interfere with one’s work or educational performance; OR
• create an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or learning environment; OR
• interfere with or limit one’s ability to participate in or benefit from an institutional program or activity.
Examples of sexual harassment:
Unwelcome conduct that may constitute sexual harassment when sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive includes, without limitation:
• Sexual remarks, jokes, anecdotes or physical gestures
• Requests or propositions of a sexual nature
• Comments of a sexual nature (either complimentary or insulting) about a person’s physique, clothing, or sexual/ romantic activity or preferences
• Inappropriate or non-consensual creation, use, display, or sharing of sexual images, video, text or objects